Not allowed to protest: JNU visually impaired students

Not allowed to protest: JNU visually impaired students

Police personnel attempt to disperse JNU students during a protest demanding a total roll back of the hostel fee hike, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Photo/PTI

A forum of Jawaharlal Nehru University's visually challenged students on Wednesday said they were not allowed to go towards the police headquarters to protest against the "police lathi charge" on varsity students protesting against hostel fee hike.

Members of the JNU Visually Challenged Students Forum were going to Jai Singh Road to protest outside the new police headquarters. However, they said, their bus was stopped and taken to Vasant Kunj police station.

Later, they said their bus was being brought to the old police headquarters at ITO.

The forum had condemned the "police lathi charge" on visually challenged students during the protest on Monday over the hostel fee hike by the JNU administration and had demanded an apology from the police in the matter.

Police had denied baton charging the students.